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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Please visit the Getting Started page for next steps.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7-years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 



U.S. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

"Fulbright Impact in the Field: Race, Justice, and the Global Civil Rights Struggle" Panel

Thursday June 25, 2020

Category: Fulbright News

Fulbright alumni apply the skills and experiences gained during their Fulbright exchanges to advance their careers, make a positive impact in their fields, and to make a difference in their local and global communities. The Fulbright Impact in the Field series aims to bring together alumni with extensive expertise in a particular topic to provide insight, inform the audience, and bring new, global perspectives to the discussion.

“Race, Justice, and the Global Civil Rights Struggle” will engage an interdisciplinary panel of Fulbright alumni experts in an academic discussion designed to deepen our understanding of racial injustice and contemporary issues in policing and criminal justice; and to contextualize our current moment in the global history of the civil rights struggle. This panel discussion will be held on July 1st, 2020 at 3PM EDT, and is open to the general public. To register for the panel, click here.



LaNitra M. Berger, PhD, is the Senior Director of Fellowships in the Office of Undergraduate Education and affiliate faculty in the African and African American Studies Program at George Mason University. Throughout her career, she has helped underrepresented students gain access to transformational education abroad opportunities and careers in public service. As an art historian, her research focuses on modern art in the African diaspora, art and social activism, and the intersections between the African and Jewish diasporas in the twentieth century. She is currently working to develop initiatives that support diversity and inclusion in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.


Tanya Katerí Hernández, PhD is a 2014 and 2015 U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Trinidad and France, respectively, and the Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law at Fordham University. She is an internationally recognized comparative race law expert, and her areas of expertise include anti-discrimination law, comparative employment discrimination, critical race theory, and the science of implicit bias. Her authored chapter titles include: “Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Census Categorization of Latinos: Race, Ethnicity or Other?;” "Race and The Law in Latin America;" and "Multiracial in the Workplace: A New Kind of Discrimination?"

Tiffany Joseph, PhD is a 2007 U.S. Fulbright Student to Brazil and an Associate Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Northeastern University. Her research explores comparative frameworks of race, ethnicity, and migration in the Americas, immigrants' health and healthcare access, micro-level impacts of public policy, and the experiences of faculty of color and women in academia. She is the author of Race on the Move: Brazilian Migrants and the Global Reconstruction of Race (Stanford University Press, 2015), which was based on her Fulbright research. She has also received funding from the Ford National Science, Robert Wood Johnson, and Woodrow Wilson Foundations for her research.

Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya, PhD is a 2019 U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Jamaica, 2020 Fulbright Specialist to Pakistan, and Professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY. His research examines the historical relationship between forms of penal confinement and the accumulation of profits under varying economic systems. He serves on the boards of directors for various international organizations focusing on penal reform and rule of law.

Everette Penn, PhD is a 2005 U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Egypt and Professor at the University of Houston - Clear Lake. He is the Principal Investigator for the Teen and Police Service Academy, which is a Department of Justice Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services-funded program, and has authored dozens of publications on juvenile justice, race and crime, and homeland security.

Terrell Jermaine Starr, MS, MA, a 2009 U.S. Fulbright Student to Ukraine, is a journalist who has contributed to public radio, television, magazines, and online reporting. He is currently a reporter at The Root, where he covers domestic and international politics from a Black perspective, and an associate editor at NewsOne, an online news site by Urban One that targets African American audiences. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Georgia from 2003-2005.